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The application/ogg Media Type (RFC3534)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012580D
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-16
Document File: 7 page(s) / 10K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Walleij: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Ogg Bitstream Format aims at becoming a general, freely-available standard for transporting multimedia content across computing platforms and networks. The intention of this document is to define the MIME media type application/ogg to refer to this kind of content when transported across the Internet. It is the intention of the Ogg Bitstream Format developers that it be usable without intellectual property concerns.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � L. Walleij

Request for Comments: 3534� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � The Ogg Vorbis Community

Category: Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � May 2003

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � The application/ogg Media Type

Status of this Memo

� � This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

� � Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

� � improvements.� Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

� � Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

� � and status of this protocol.� Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � The Ogg Bitstream Format aims at becoming a general, freely-available

� � standard for transporting multimedia content across computing

� � platforms and networks.� The intention of this document is to define

� � the MIME media type application/ogg to refer to this kind of content

� � when transported across the Internet.� It is the intention of the Ogg

� � Bitstream Format developers that it be usable without intellectual

� � property concerns.

Conventions used in this Document

� � The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

� � "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

� � document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [2].

1. The Ogg Bitstream Format

� � The Ogg Bitstream format has been developed as a part of a larger

� � project aimed at creating a set of components for the coding and

� � decoding of multimedia content (codecs) which are to be freely

� � available and freely re-implementable both in software and in

� � hardware for the computing community at large, including the Internet

� � community.

� � Raw packets from these codecs may be used directly by transport

� � mechanisms that provide their own framing and packet-separation

� � mechanisms (such as UDP datagrams).

Walleij� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3534� � � � � � � � � � � � The application/ogg Media Type� � � � � � � � � � � � May 2003

� � One such framing and content-separation mechanism is the real-time

� � transport protocol (RTP).� RTP allows the streaming of synchronous

� � lossy data for broadcasting and similar purposes.� If this function

� � is desired then a separate RTP wrapping mechanism should be used.� A

� � wrapping mechanism is currently under development.

� � For stream based storage (such as files) and transport (such as TCP

� � streams or pipes), Ogg codecs use the Ogg Bitstream Format to provide

� � framing/sync, sync recapture after error, landmarks during seeking,

� � and enough information to properly separate data back into packets at

� � the original packet boundaries...